Hello there and happy fall! Can you believe it?! I’m already starting to see leaves changing around here and couldn’t be more excited! I have another girls trip planned up to Vermont in early October and am counting down the days until I get to see the breathtaking fall foliage while hanging out with some of my blogger-turned-real-life friends! Now that we’re officially a day into autumn I wanted to share my sustainable fall capsule wardrobe with you!
In case you missed it, one of my goals this fall is for at least 80% of my clothing purchases to be sustainably made, from sustainable companies, or sustainably sourced! So far all of my purchases have been either sustainable OR supporting small/local businesses, which I’m really proud of! I’m so surprised with how much fun I’m having discovering new-to-me sustainable brands and learning about all the good these brands are doing for the world.
Before we get into my sustainable fall capsule wardrobe, I want to challenge you all to shop sustainably this fall! Even if it’s just 1 purchase, I’m a firm believer that these small steps in the right direction do make an impact. And if shopping sustainable seems overwhelming to you, just send me a DM on Instagram or an email! I’m here to help!
The perfect tee for layering under sweaters & flannels this fall! At $38, this t-shirt might be a bit more than you’re used to spending, but it’s totally worth it in my opinion! Plus, for every tee that is sold, the company plants a tree! Doesn’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy? Shop the tee here! Also comes in a v-neck here.
My Dudley Stephens Park Slope fleece is one of my most-worn pieces each fall/winter. It’s so darn comfy & cozy and I love that it’s a local to Greenwich, CT brand! Shop this must-have turtleneck here! For sizing, I’d suggest staying true to size unless you’re bustier or have broad shoulders. In that case, you might want to size up 1 size for a better fit!
It might sound too good to be true, but it’s not! This $75 cashmere sweater is ethically sourced and sustainably made and it’s GOOD. I love the classic fit, it’s timeless and works whether you’re standing on the sidelines of a soccer field, hanging around the house, or heading out to the vineyard with your girlfriends. Of all my sweaters, this one is already getting the most wear in my closet! Shop all 14 color options here! (I’m wearing a size XS)
This cashmere turtleneck is a great addition to any fall wardrobe. I’m a big believer that a fall capsule wardrobe ins’t complete without a camel-colored sweater, and this one is pretty perfect! The square shape allows you to dress this sweater up or down. I’ve styled it over dresses & with skirts, but also throw it on with a pair of jeans and sneakers! Shop this $165 sustainably made sweater here! I’m wearing a size XS.
Check these out! These high-waisted skinny jeans by Reformation are quickly becoming my new favorite pair! They also come non-distressed if you’re not a fan of the ripped knee. I love how mindful Reformation is of their carbon footprint and ways they can minimize their negative impact on our planet. If you have a minute, check out their “Sustainability” tab to learn more about their initiatives & values. I’m wearing my normal size (25) and they fit great! They’ve got a nice stretch to them, but they don’t stretch out between washes. Double win! Shop mine here!
Oops! I ordered a second pair of denim from Reformation and I’m so glad I did! These classic wash mid-rise skinny jeans will last me for YEARS to come! I absolutely love them and am actually wearing them as I type this post! Shop them here! (I’m wearing my usual size in these and they fit perfectly).
If you’ve been following along for a while now, then you’re probably familiar with the brand Thom Kelly (previously on the blog here & here). I own one of their button-ups and wear it year-round! In the summer it’s my go-to beach cover up, and as the weather gets cooler, I’ll layer it underneath a sweater (hint hint, specifically that grey cashmere one above!). Their products are made in NYC and are such high quality pieces! This flannel of theirs is next on my list! Shop it here!
Okayyy so I know Barbour isn’t a sustainable brand, but gimme a chance to explain… first of all, I decided to include this jacket as part of my fall capsule wardrobe, because Barbour jackets really do stand the test of time. I love that you won’t have to replace this jacket for 10-15 years, if ever. While it might not be made sustainably, it’s definitely a thoughtful purchase and is a more sustainable option than having to replace a lower quality alternative every couple of years.
My second reason why I included this jacket in my sustainable fall capsule wardrobe is because I actually sourced mine in a sustainable fashion! Instead of purchasing mine brand new, I found a like-new option on Poshmark! Shopping second hand is a great way to shop sustainably! If you’re looking to purchase new, here is the link!
These kicks! Admittedly, I don’t own these eco-friendly sneakers, but I’ve heard amazing things from many of my friends who do own a pair (or two!). Right now I’m rocking these New Balance white & gold sneakers and I was also recently sent these white sneakers from J.McLaughlin, so I probably won’t be adding any more white sneakers to my wardrobe anytime soon. When the time comes to replenish my white sneakers, this will be my brand of choice! Shop them here!
Teachers who are on their feet all day running around after kids swear by these shoes, which tells you about all you need to know! Not only are these loafers super comfy and stylish, but they’re made from recycled water bottles! How cool?! Shop them here! And use this link to get $20 off!